A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

Bhaloidam is a successfully Kickstarted and independently-published tabletop storytelling platform inspired in equal parts by Umberto Eco's essays on semiotics, Russian (Organic) Formalism and Commedia dell'arte.

The name Bhaloidam is a modern portmanteau of three Proto-Indo-European words - bha meaning to tell, loid meaning to play, and dam meaning the tribe. Using Bhaloidam's individual brightly-colored and iconic game boards - called Lifewheels - to track your Influence upon a storyworld, you can explore any setting, any theme, any genre, you choose.

The original Bhaloidam handbook is freely available as a PDF by clicking the link below.

The new - as yet artless and in progress - handbook can be found on Github here: https://github.com/Bhaloidam/Handbookv2.0

More information

Published1 year ago
Release date1 year ago
AuthorBranwen Zakariasen
Tagsrpg, storytelling, tabletop
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_ShareAlike v4.0 International


Bhaloidam Handbook 1.0.pdf (8 MB)